These couldn't be easier. Whether you've tried to make bread before or not, this is a super easy, lazy way to make a nice treat. You can easily double this recipe and put a dozen in the freezer.
1/2 c sugar
4c flour Rub these ingredients together. For low calorie, omit ALL the butter.
1/2 c butter You might have to add a splash of milk to compensate.
shake of salt
1/2 c lukewarm water Mix sugar in water. Sprinkle yeast on top and let rise 10 minutes
1 Tbsp yeast (any type)
Add: yeast mixture, milk, beaten eggs, to flour mixture. Mix well. Place in the fridge for the night inside a plastic bowl with a lid.
In the morning: sprinkle flour on your counter and a little on top of the dough. Knead for a minute or 2. Add more flour if sticking, and using a floured rolling pin, roll dough to 1/4" thickness in a rectangle shape.* Spread with butter, as you would toast. Rub brown sugar into the butter with a spoon - about a cup. Sprinkle with cinnamon and roll up into a log. Slice the log into 1" pieces. Place pinwheel side up in a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
* Alternative to cinnamon buns: spread rolled out dough with your favourite jam and 1c shredded cheese.
*For Pizza Buns: leave out the 1/2c sugar in the dough. Proceed as normal. Spread rolled out dough with a little pizza sauce, oregano and Parmesan cheese.